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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 51 more GP practices
In the past week, CQC has published a further 51 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors.
Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
The Chief Inspector of General Practice has found another 33 practices to be Good, nine to Require Improvement, and two to be Inadequate following recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Seven reports were focused inspections which are not rated.
The total number of practices rated Outstanding is now 399. The total number of practices that have exited Special Measures is now 107.
Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said:
“We have now published reports on all GP comprehensive inspections from the first round of our programme and we have found that most care is good – with over 300 practices now rated Outstanding. That means that over 1 million patients in England currently receive care from practices which we have rated Outstanding. What’s enormously encouraging is that our inspections are driving improvement – 90% of practices that we have re-inspected have improved since last October. Through their hard work and dedication, practices are making positive changes to the care they deliver.
“However, we still see evidence of too much poor care. Since we began inspecting GP practices in October 2014 we have found over 200 practices to be Inadequate. While this is a minority, this still amounts to over half a million patients in England who were not receiving the basic standards of care that they should be able to expect from their GP practice. I am glad to say that we have increasingly found that most practices that are placed in special measures use the support that is on offer to meet those standards.”
GP Practices listed by CCG area and rating:
- All Saints and Rosevillas Medical Practice, Wolverhampton: Good
- Beacon Medical Centre, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Good
- Benchill Medical Practice, South Manchester: Good
- Bishopsford Road Medical Centre, Sutton: Good
- Brackley Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- Brereton Surgery, Cannock Chase: Good
- Dr Martin Busk, Ashford: Good
- Dr Robert Mennie, West Kent: Good
- Dr Swindlehurst and Partners, South Worcestershire: Good
- Dr Uday Abhyankar, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Good
- Felton Surgery, Northumberland: Good
- Garden City Medical Centre, Bury: Good
- Hilly Fields Medical Centre, Lewisham: Good
- Kingfisher Medical Centre, Lewisham: Good
- Maddock Way Surgery, Southwark: Good
- Mexborough Health Centre, Doncaster: Good
- Modality Attwood Green, Birmingham CrossCity: Good
- New Cross GP Walk-in Centre, Lewisham: Good
- Orchard House Surgery, Cumbria: Good
- Oughtibridge Surgery, Sheffield: Good
- Owlthorpe Medical Centre, Sheffield: Good
- Phoenix Medical Practice, West Kent: Good
- Saxonbrook Medical, Crawley: Good
- Shiregreen Medical Centre, Sheffield: Good
- Stackyard Surgery, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Good
- The Dale Medical Practice, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale: Good
- The Jalal Practice, Oldham: Good
- The Mounts Medical Centre, Nene: Good
- The Saxon Spires Practice, Nene: Good
- The Wedmore Practice, Bristol: Good
- West Town Surgery, North Lincolnshire: Good
- Woolsthorpe Surgery, South West Lincolnshire: Good
- Ashfield House - Annesley Woodhouse, Mansfield and Ashfield: Requires improvement
- Bradshaw Medical Partnership, Wigan Borough: Requires improvement
- Dr P Arumugaraasah's & Partners, Southwark: Requires improvement
- Dr Sumedha Tillu, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Requires improvement
- Dr Yousef Rashid, Barking and Dagenham: Requires improvement
- Hove Medical Centre, Brighton and Hove: Requires improvement
- South Park, East Surrey: Requires improvement
- Theale Medical Centre, North & West Reading: Requires improvement
- Urgent Care Centre, Sunderland: Requires improvement
- Halesowen Health Centre, Dudley: Inadequate
- Shrewsbury Road Surgery, Newham: Inadequate
- Bath Lodge Practice, Southampton: Focused inspection*
- Dr BK Jaiswal's Practice, Barking and Dagenham: Focused inspection*
- Dr Collins and Carragher, Bedfordshire: Focused inspection*
- Dr Richard Hattersley, Dorset: Focused inspection*
- Dr Syed Abdi, Liverpool: Focused inspection*
- Grove Hill Medical Centre, Herts Valleys: Focused inspection*
- Westbourne Surgery, Greater Huddersfield: Focused inspection*
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- Last updated:
- 29 May 2017
Notes to editors
We issue separate press releases on the services rated Outstanding and Inadequate.
*Focused inspections are smaller in scale than comprehensive inspections, although they follow a similar process. These are carried out to check on specific areas we are concerned about, which might have been raised during a comprehensive inspection or through our monitoring work.
GP practices will receive a rating following an inspection by specialist teams including GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and experts by experience (people with personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses the type of services we are inspecting).
To get to the heart of people’s experiences of care, we always ask the following five questions of services.
- Are they safe?
- Are they effective?
- Are they caring?
- Are they responsive to people’s needs?
- Are they well-led?
For every NHS GP practice we will look at the quality of care for the following six population groups: Older people, People with long-term conditions, Families, children and young people, Working age people (including those recently retired and students), People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable, People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia).
Providers must display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. Further information on the requirement for providers to prominently display their CQC ratings.